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Introducing Game Night!

StarCityGames.com is proud to announce Game Night as a new In-Store Program! Game Night is a fun and casual Wednesday weekly event coming this September! It is designed to be very flexible and encourage participation from all levels of Magic players with cool Creature Collection prizes up for grabs! For more information, please visit our […]

Say Uncle!

Uncle’s Games was founded almost twenty years before the first Magic: The Gathering card was designed. Its customers include Mike Elliot, Mark Rosewater, and Richard Garfield. With locations in malls all over Washington state, Uncle’s Games is a natural fit for the StarCityGames.com Invitational Qualifier program. Of course, mall locations also have their limitations; what […]

Planning for Success

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” – Alexander Graham Bell The world has changed a lot since Mr. Bell, in part because his preparedness led to successful inventions that revolutionized our lifestyles. With our modern ways of convenience and immediate gratification, the need to prepare has become an unnecessary task in a […]

How do I run Game Night in my store?

By design, running Game Night is very easy for you and your players. Follow these simple steps and you will be all set to begin Game Night when it debuts in September: Visit Organizer Tools and you will see a large “Click to Enroll” button in green. If you are not already an organizer, you […]

See you at Origins!

StarCityGames.com and its In-Store Programs team will be at the Origins Trade Day on June 12 leading up to the Season Two Invitational in Columbus, Ohio. Coupled with Organizer feedback and expert brainstorming, we have some exciting changes to announce that evening at 6:00 pm. Join us at Origins at the Greater Columbus Convention Center […]

6-Headed Giant

One of the most important goals of StarCityGames.com In-Store Programs is working with local game stores to improve the Magic playing community. When local stores start working together to host events, we start to see amazing things happen. This Store Spotlight is not about one store, but six across the state of Nebraska who have […]

Pre-Approval Check List

Due to the rising popularity of Magic: the Gathering, we have seen tremendous growth in the number of competitive events of all kinds across the country. To assist you in getting your request approved as quickly as possible, we’ve put together some tips to help you avoid requesting unavailable dates. Check the GP schedule Check […]

How do you recommend I compensate my judges for Invitational Qualifiers?

Properly compensating your judges is extremely important because if it weren’t for them, there would be no event. Most judges have an expectation of their compensation being valued at the equivalent of a box of the most recent set. Being flexible in your judge compensation is going to create a better relationship between you and […]

Weekday Invitational Qualifiers Now Available!

Greetings from In-Store Programs! As you probably have noticed, we have been making some big changes here in ISP and we are excited to announce another one! On a case-by-case basis we will now be approving weekday Invitational Qualifier events. Last month, Get There Games in Staten Island ran the first weekday Invitational Qualifier with […]

Weekday Warriors

The U.S. East Coast has opportunities every weekend in most states to play competitive Magic: the Gathering. The downside to this is that stores are bound to conflict with each other or skip some weekends to avoid hurting their neighbors. Steve LaManna of Get There Games in Staten Island, NY had to have more than […]